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Published on Jul 16, 2019
Gholamreza Khosrovshahi has been in the frontline of the battle for science on two different occasions in contemporary Iranian history. Here, he narrates his side of these stories. Gholamreza B. Khosrovshahi was born on May 1939 (the beginning of World War II) in Tabriz. He spent his elementary-school in Tehran and High-school in Tabriz. In 1962, he got his master degree in Irrigation engineering and his Ph.D. in mathematics later in 1972. He was a professor in Tehran University at Science campus, since then. He was awarded the Khwarizmi Award in 2000. He also was titled "The National Professor of the Year" in 2005. He got retired in 2007 from University of Tehran. Khosrovshahi is one of the founders of Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM). Currently, he is working at the Institute as a senior researcher. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx